I am designer and front-end developer for Spearia (http://www.spearia.com) a relatively new web marketing and development company. I work with a ridiculously talented team of young designers and developers in an environment that is both open and exciting.
Essentially my job is to help interpret (along with Creative Director) what the client wants in terms of design. From there, I design and develop a website that fits best within their market, without neglecting certain design principles (which can be very different when designing for the web). Sometimes it's simple, sometimes it's not... but regardless we're always up for a challenge.
After getting client approval on the design, I code a static xhtml/css template which is almost always integrated into a content management system (expression engine, wordpress, drupal, etc) and that's where the back-end developer's come in and make all the functionality a reality. The best part about it all is having the ability to create something new almost everyday while at the same time having the feeling that you're helping a company or organization succeed in doing so.
||Designer / Front-end Developer
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
||Sparta High School, Sparta, MI